Mat 13:1-9. 9 “… let him hear.”

Imperative: Mat 13:9 “… let him hear.”

Context: 

Mat 13:1  That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea.

Mat 13:2  And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat there; and the whole crowd stood on the beach.

Mat 13:3  And he told them many things in parables, saying: “[Behold] A sower went out to sow.

Mat 13:4  And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them.

Mat 13:5  Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they had not much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil,

Mat 13:6  but when the sun rose they were scorched; and since they had no root they withered away.

Mat 13:7  Other seeds fell upon thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them.

Mat 13:8  Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

Mat 13:9  He who has ears, let him hear.”
GREEK VERBS:   
3708 [e]
Idou
Ἰδοὺ  ,
Behold
V-AMA-2S
  3588 [e]
9   ho
9   
9   the [one]
9   Art-NMS
2192 [e]
echōn
ἔχων
having
V-PPA-NMS
3775 [e]
ōta
ὦτα  ,
ears
N-ANP


191 [e]
akouetō
ἀκουέτω  .
let him hear
V-PMA-3S

 
Exegesis:
S.O.W. QUESTIONS
S. What does it say?
O. What does it say that I need to obey?
W. Who needs to hear this? Generally? Specifically?
DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets your attention?
What human needs or problems relate to the text?
What is it like to have that problem?
What other resources connect to this idea?
What is the solution suggested in the text, if there is one?
What would a camera see if the solution was implemented in my life, in my family’s life, or in my church or community?
What are the steps that I would take on Monday to implement that solution?
CONTEXTUALIZING QUESTIONS 
What does this say to my context as a …
…. person?
… follower of Jesus? 
… to a church? 
… to a community – my neighbors?


RESOURCES
What are the commands of Jesus Christ which we need to obey? In disciple-making, Jesus commanded the following in Matthew 28:20: “teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…” What are the commands that we are to follow and teach others as identified by Jesus’ use of the imperative mood in the Greek?

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